Job Seekers

Applying for a job? Looking for a new career?
Library patrons have access to spaces, library resources, and local community information.

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If you have questions about how to use our resources, please visit us, call the Reference Desk: (708) 649-7485, or email: mpref@mpplibrary.org

If you are using our online resources from home, you will need your Melrose Park library card number to log in.

Library Resources

If you have questions about how to use our resources, please visit us, call the Reference Desk: (708) 649-7485, or email: mpref@mpplibrary.org

If you are using our online resources from home, you will need your Melrose Park library card number to log in.

Useful Databases & Websites

Here are a some of helpful online resources. If you have questions about how to use the resources, please visit us, call the Reference Desk: (708) 649-7485, or email: mpref@mpplibrary.org.

  • Illinois WorkNet: Online source for local and statewide resources and tools to help individuals, employers, and workforce/education partners achieve their training and employment goals, but also as the source for facilitating statewide programs.
  • USAJobs: Connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the Federal Government’s official employment site, USAJOBS helps the right people find the right jobs.
  • IL Department of Employment Security: Unemployment insurance in Illinois, job placement & referral services, job fairs, employment and training programs, and more. Links for veterans, household workers and ex-offendersProduct ratings from Consumer Reports world-famous test labs. 
  • Illinois Job Link: Employers post job openings and Illinois job seekers post their qualifications.
  • Chicago Federation of Labor/CFL Workers Assistance Committee: Connects job seekers to employers in Chicago area, offers variety of programs to develop job search skills and more.
  • Career One Stop: Provides sources on training and education, resumés and cover letters, interviewing skills, salaries etc. Links to state job banks and information for members of the military and their spouses.
  • Jane Addams Resource Corporation: Non-profit that provides free job training and placement in the manufacturing field to low income or under/unemployed community members in the region.
  • O*Net Online: Comprehensive listing of occupations and careers, with detailed descriptions. Also provides helpful informtion on writing resumes.
  • Indeed: One stop job listing website.
  • Glass Door: Jobs and recruiting website with anonymous reviews of companies and management.
  • My Perfect ResumeFree online resume and cover letter builder.
  • Linkedln: Business and employment-oriented online service. The platform is primarily used for professional networking and career development, and allows job seekers to post their CVs and employers to post jobs.